Tag Archives: C4SR

Growing Wiser with Age: Community Involvement with Rachel Tan

They say you can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to feel old. SMU sophomore, Rachel Tan of the Lion Befrienders Programme, a youth led programme to visit the homes of the elderly shares with us how there is indeed a child in everyone, silver tresses or not.
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“Why must we do 80 hours of community service?”

As a freshman, Manorama viewed SMU's compulsory community service hours with some cynicism. Three years later, she now has an entirely different outlook towards serving the global community, which has taken her to the Philippines and to India. Find out more about Manorama's acts of community service, and how you can support her work with those living in the slums of Nagwa, Varanasi in India.

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning”: volunteering at Assisi Hospice

What's it like to volunteer at a hospice, a place where people spend their final days? While it is commonly assumed that hospices are depressing, our student Margaretha shares that her volunteering journey at Assisi Hospice has had plenty of joys alongside the inevitable sorrows. Read more about why she finds it meaningful to spend time with hospice patients, and to share their final journey.

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